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Summer Hours

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Director  Olivier Assayas
Initial DVD release  April 10, 2010 (USA)
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Country  France
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Family
Budget  4 million EUR
Writer  Olivier Assayas
Language  French
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Release date  5 March 2008 (France)
Cast  Juliette Binoche (Adrienne), Charles Berling (Frédéric), Jérémie Renier (Jérémie), Édith Scob (Hélène), Dominique Reymond (Lisa), Valérie Bonneton (Angela)
Similar movies  The Way Way Back, Self/less, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, Summer of 8

When elderly matriarch Helene Berthier (Edith Scob) discovers that her health is declining, she contacts her three adult children about contending with her valuable art collection after her passing. As the family gathers, local son Frederic (Charles Berling) is on hand, while his jet-setting siblings, Adrienne (Juliette Binoche) and Jeremie (Jeremie Renier), fly in from abroad. Together, they try to agree on what to do with their mothers collection, as they also grapple with her mortality.

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Summer Hours (French: ) is a 2008 French drama film directed by Olivier Assayas. It is the second in a series of films produced by Musee dOrsay, after Flight of the Red Balloon. In the film, two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mothers succession.

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The film received its United States premiere on October 1, 2008, at the 46th New York Film Festival.

The Criterion Collection released a special edition of the film on April 20, 2010.

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Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.

Cast

  • Charles Berling - Frederic Marly
  • Juliette Binoche - Adrienne Marly
  • Jeremie Renier - Jeremie Marly
  • Edith Scob - Helene Berthier
  • Dominique Reymond - Lisa Marly
  • Valerie Bonneton - Angela Marly
  • Isabelle Sadoyan - Eloise
  • Production

    Principal photography began in Paris on June 4 and was completed on July 27, 2007.

    The film was known under the working titles Souvenirs du Valois and Printemps Passe.

    Reception

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    Summer Hours was a critical triumph. It received 93% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and was one of the most highly decorated foreign-language films in the United States in 2009. The film won and was nominated for numerous critics awards:

  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (nominated)
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language film (nominated)
  • Houston Film Critics Society Awards (nominated)
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards (nominated)
  • Denver Film Critics Society (nominated)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (nominated)
  • Edith Scob was nominated for a Cesar Award for her portrayal of Helene.

    References

    Summer Hours Wikipedia
    Summer Hours IMDb Summer Hours themoviedb.org


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